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Using other people's work without permission and attribution can cause serious consequences, including huge financial penalties, loss of jobs and potentially jail time.

 

What happens when celebrities and public officials get caught using someone's work without permission and/or credit?

 

  Summer, 2018 - Elon Musk helps himself to a unicorn image from his mug - https://www.thecut.com/2018/06/elon-musk-farting-unicorn-drama.html 
 

Shia LaBoeuf, who acted in Holes, Transformers and more films, is constantly in the news for all kinds of plagiarism. And apparently he keeps plagiarizing his apologies! Although maybe he is doing this deliberately. He seems to have a weird sense of humour.  http://time.com/6094/shia-labeouf-plagiarism-scandal/ 

 

The former director of the Toronto Board of Education had to resign when he was caught plagiarizing multiple times!

   

Black Eyed Peas front man Wil.i.am was recently sued for plagiarism and copyright infringmenet on a single he released this spring!

   

The dean of University of Alberta medical school was caught plagiarizing his speech to graduates!

  Popular CNN correspondent Fareed Zakaria was was suspended from Time and CNN following plagiarism accusations.
  Pharrell and Robin Thicke were successfully sued for plagiarism: http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/jury-finds-robin-thicke-and-pharrell-guilty-of-plagiarizing-marvin-gaye-with-blurred-lines/ 
 

George Harrison of the Beatles was successfully sued for "subconscious plagiarism" to the tune of $1,599,987.

http://performingsongwriter.com/george-harrison-my-sweet-lord/ 

  And more Jewish tunes that were copied: http://2nd-son.blogspot.ca/2010/07/jewish-music.html 

 

 

 

 

 

On the other hand: Haters gonna hate, hate, hate -> sometimes the courts say it's not copyright infringement!

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/12/us/taylor-swift-copyright-lawsuit-dismissed/index.html?sr=fbCNN111215taylor-swift-copyright-lawsuit-dismissed0215PMVODtopLink&linkId=18696538 

 

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